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Florence Gymnasium came alive Saturday as 143 Florence High School alumni and guests participated in the 119th annual alumni banquet. The 50-year-reunion class of 1965 was recognized individually, as was the oldest graduate in attendance, Nadine Noll Hoch, who graduated 75 years ago in 1940. The luncheon was served by the Florence American Legion.
Brian Mosiman of Grab 'n' Go Hot Dogs was a food vendor at Peabody Cruise downtown Sunday. Mosiman helped Linda Martinez, Peabody, load a ballpark frank for her husband Paul, who was minding his own booth of burritos across the street. Mosiman lives in Emporia and has been operating a food cart for about a year.
Resembling an elongated football, a bee swarm vibrates with buzzing activity as it hangs from an elm sapling before Bill and Candy Vinduska, owners of Vinduska Apiaries, captured the living mass of insects in the Harshman quarry north of Marion.
Peabody firefighters burned a house at 2nd and Plum Sts. in Peabody May 19 to share techniques and training with new members on the force. The structure was donated by the absentee owner to help clear the property and to provide the training situation.